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September 26, 2016

How to Hack

Hacking used to be a tool that government intelligence agencies utilized as a way of spying on other government agencies. Now many men and women from different walks of life and ages are learning the fundamentals of how to hack.

Learning How to Hack

Before venturing down the path of learning how to hack, it’s important to remember that becoming a hacker is not something that a person can become overnight. However, with time and a passion for looking at code, it is possible for an individual to hack like a professional.

This, in turn, could land you a job in security which covers a number of software issues ranging from exploit development to network [...]

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September 19, 2016

How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources

Cybercriminals, whose attacks cost organizations millions of dollars a year, do extensive research on their targets. They gather organizational and personal information before deciding which vulnerabilities to exploit.

SurfWatch Labs, a security consultancy, has released a report on research resources cybercriminals use. The purpose of the report is to provide organizations a tool to prevent cyber attacks. The report includes an overview of information resources cybercriminals use to target the victims. Knowing about these resources can help organizations defend against cyber attacks.

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The majority of threat awareness training is [...]

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September 15, 2016

What is a Hacker? An Overview of Hacking History and the Evolution of the Term Hacker

The term “hacking” has its roots in a time and place that had no major influence by personal computing. The ubiquitous PC and the Internet were still decades off when people began “hacking” at the Tech Model Railroad Club, in 1946. A “hack” would be an interesting innovation in the model trains the group played with. Such a fascination with trains and things can be seen still today in a less physical way, though the TMRC remains, in games like OpenTTD, which is a hacked extension of a game released commercially in the 1990s. The point is: to “hack” does not have to mean “to destroy.” In contrast, the spirit of the hacker is that of determination to achieve. Whatever the goal and [...]

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May 1, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide To Password Management

Online Password Management is a booming industry.  Maybe you’re “one of the millions of Americans using the most popular passwords, such as ‘password,’ ‘trustno1,’ ‘abc123,’ ‘monkey’ or ‘letmein.’”

 If so, you’re at risk, as Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, a provider of password management applications, warns. He explains, “Hackers can easily break into accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords.”

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